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Does your man deserve a new Dyson? Black Friday vacuum deals

November 19, 2013

So many of us find ourselves wondering how to give a Christmas gift that really shows our significant other that we’re thinking of him.

So this year, why not get him what he really wants:

A vacuum.

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Reward your husband with what he’s always wanted…a new vacuum!

Men have long been obsessed with pitching in around the house, specifically with cleaning floors and upholstery.

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“Now THIS is how you clean a floor ladies, see?”

Sadly, you think I’m being facetious — and maybe I am just a bit — but wrapping up a Dyson for this holiday season isn’t a bad way to get some help with your household chores. After all, it’s a not-so secret that Dyson was designed to interest men, what with the emphasis on power and technology.

Better yet, you can save big with Black Friday vacuum deals. Warner Stellian is offering 25% off Dyson vacuums on Black Friday (actually, you can start taking advantage online starting on Thanksgiving if you want to take a break from turkey and appreciation). Plus, all vacuums ship for free nationwide!

Which should you choose?

For a vacuum that looks like a power tool and competes against race cars, look no further than the DC34, which delivers 15 minutes of powerful, constant suction or 6 minutes on MAX power for tougher cleans. Dyson digital motor spins up to 5 times faster than a racing car engine. It has a lithium-ion battery that recharges up to 3 times faster than others with patented Root Cyclone™ technology for no loss of suction.

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Dyson DC34 Handheld vacuum. Reg. $199.99, only $149.99 for Black Friday (starts Nov. 28 online and Nov. 29 in store)

Pet hair, beware! The Dyson Animal DC41 was designed for pet moms and dads who love their dogs and cats but don’t necessarily want their presence found on every surface of the house.

Dyson DC41 Animal is a Dyson Ball™ upright vacuum with the latest Radial Root Cyclone™ technology. It generates the strongest suction power at the cleaner head, to powerfully remove dust, dirt and pet hair from the home. Includes a Mini turbine head to clean pet hair and stubborn dirt from upholstery, stairs and the car. Lifetime washable filter traps microscopic allergens.

Dyson DC 41 Animal. Reg. $599. Black Friday price only $449.99 (starts online Nov. 28 or in-store Nov. 29)

Dyson DC 41 Animal. Reg. $599. Black Friday price only $449.99 (starts online Nov. 28 or in-store Nov. 29)

 

If your situation is especially…hairy…upgrade to the DC41 Animal Complete. Dyson’s newest full-size Dyson Ball™ upright is engineered for outstanding cleaning performance, with extra tools for pet hair and ground-in dirt and comes with Dyson’s new Tangle-free Turbine tool. The Animal Complete has the strongest suction at the cleaner head, which automatically self-adjusts for different carpet lengths and hard floors.

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reg. $649. Black Friday price just $487.49. (starts online Nov. 28 or in-store Nov. 29)

Local customers can rest assured that we are equipped to service the vacuums we sell — whether its Dyson, Miele vacuums or Panasonic vacuums.

Why we’re banning sales of vacuums till Valentine’s Day

February 9, 2012

No, it’s not just the thought that counts. Vacuum consistently rank among the least desired gifts on surveys of women on a romantic holiday like Valentine’s Day.

Home Appliance Blog groupies are well aware of my obsessive love of our vacuums, but I care even more deeply about the safety and well-being of our customers. And buying a Valentine’s gift related to an unpopular household chore is probably not the best decision.

Don’t get me wrong. Our vacuums, including top brands like Miele and Dyson, are the best out there. They are highly requested gifts…364 days out of the year. It’s just not that romantic.

So this year, Warners’ Stellian Appliance decided we could no longer with clear conscience take the money from (let’s face it) men about to meet their Maker and are banning the sales of vacuum cleaners intended as Valentine’s Day gifts.

The campaign, “No Vacuums for Valentine’s Day,” aims to spread awareness about the dangers of this terrible gift to save hapless gift-givers from themselves, before it’s too late.

And if a customers stubbornly insists on purchasing a vacuum as a romantic Valentine’s gift, he or she will be asked to sign a waiver promising to act as the primary user of the new vacuum.

Now THAT’s romantic :)

Seasonal allergy treatment? How about prevention?

April 18, 2011

After a windy spring weekend outdoors, I found myself battling itchy eyes and a watery nose yesterday.

Seasonal allergy symptoms are back.

For those who suffer from pollen allergy symptoms, you know how easily the tiny allergens travel…everywhere.

But treatment of seasonal allergies isn’t the only option. I much prefer preventing symptoms altogether, rather than relying on allergy remedies once I’m already dealing with histamines.

Here are the two main ways I prevent allergy symptoms:

  1. Keep windows and doors closed. Pollen travels mostly through the air, so I don’t let it blow into my house.
  2. Wash your hair and clothes soon after returning from the outdoors. Pollen will attach to you outdoors, and you’ll help it set up shop around your house by simply moving around and making contact. (Think about everything you touch: your pillows and sheets, your furniture, your carpet…)

So, because vacuuming your floors and washing your clothes and sheets is such a huge component to prevention, those with terrible allergies have found relief in some  products designed with them in mind:

LG’s Allergiene cycle from its TrueSteam washer and dryer

LG’s Allergiene washer cycle uses steam power to gently remove over 95% of common household allergens, like dust mites and pet dander, from even the most delicate fabrics.

Plus, you can safely sanitize nonwashable items like pillows and toys in LG’s steam dryer, which is what I did with all my throw pillows last night.

AquaFilter system in the Rotho Twin TT 580 canister vacuum

Rotho uses water and a HEPA filter to trap dust and dirt, not a canister or a bag, so it’s no surprise it has a 99.999% retention capacity, making it the ideal vacuum for allergy sufferers. Vacuuming is supposed to get rid of all the stuff that irks you, not kick it up into your airway.

The Rotho vacuum sprays water and cleaning solution on the area, then simultaneously vacuuming up the used water and solution to free embedded soil, dust mites, allergens, and odors — not the stuff sitting on the surface.

The $795 price tag makes it spendier than the also-awesome Dyson DC 23 Animal canister vacuum, but the Rotho’s deep-cleaning features and water filtration make it the ultimate tool for an allergy-free home.

Dyson vacuums on sale this week

April 14, 2011

Dyson vacuums get rave reviews from their owners.

Dyson vacuums’ root cyclone technology captures microscopic dust and the lifetime guaranteed, washable HEPA filter ensures that dust is trapped. That cool ball thing (not the actual name, I’m sure) means you’ll maneuver around the living room furniture cuss word-free.

But they’re pretty expensive compared some of the vacuums we see advertised. Of course, you get what you pay for.

Except for now, that is. You’ll actually pay one-fifth less for what you’re getting.

I don’t usually pump individual sales on this blog, but I think it’s pretty exciting that all Dyson vacuum cleaners are on sale for 20% off through April 17 at Warners’ Stellian.

That’s means you’ll…

Save $80 on DC33, now $319

Save $100 on DC23 Animal canister, now $399

Save $110 on Dyson Animal DC 25 upright, now $439

And more Dyson vacuum models, of course. Plus, vacuums qualify for free shipping.

Christmas-Holiday gift ideas

December 15, 2010

Because most people don’t shop till now anyway, I’m not even going to call this last-minute. But here’s a roundup of unique gift ideas for the people in your life worth gifting to!

For the wine lover, a 16-bottle countertop wine cooler:

For your wino friends (or wannabe winos), this compact wine cooler ($150) stores and displays 16 bottles behind a sleek, mirrored finish door. Adjust temperatures for various wines with the soft touch controls with digital display.

For the tailgater, a mini LP grill:

How awesome would this Weber Q gas grill ($150) be for all those early morning grill outs and picnics? It’s also a very discreet option for those whose apartments or condos don’t allow grills (speaking from experience). This mini grill crams 889 sq. inches of cooking space into a 27″x16″ footprint of only 60 pounds. And you can purchase the optional Weber Q Grill rolling cart for $45.

For the new homeowner or pet owner, a HEPA vacuum cleaner:

For friends and family who’ve recently gained a furry friend, the Dyson Animal DC25 ($550) is probably the ultimate gift. This root cyclone vacuum is designed for homes with pets and is certified asthma and allergy friendly with a washable lifetime HEPA filter.

Miele vacuums, rated to last 20 years, are a great gift for someone just starting out in her home. Plus, they come in cute colors, like this Miele Polaris vacuum in light blue ($399). I’ve blogged about them before, because I love how quiet they are, how well they clean, and how long they last.

Plus, all of our vacuums ship for free nationwide. If you hurry, you could still get it by Christmas!

For the grilling enthusiast, the ultimate smoker:

There aren’t many grills that produce the a fanatic with their own name, like the Big Green Egg does. “Eggheads” rave that this ceramic smoker is the ultimate for meats, fish, vegetables and any other creation grillers cook up.

The Large Big Green Egg (shown, $750) — which is the most popular size — can cook:

  • 20-pound turkey
  • 12 burgers
  • 6 chickens vertically
  • 8 steaks
  • 7 racks of ribs vertically

For the cigar aficionado, a sophisticated stainless steel humidor:



The Liebherr humidor XS-200 is definitely one of those big, spendy holiday gifts, at $2,599. But it’s completely distinctive, with European-style stainless steel and glass displaying cigars housed with premium preservation elements (humidity, temperature and hygienic conditions).

>>See Liebherr cigar humidor blows no smoke

Would you buy appliances on line with free shipping?

November 3, 2010

Free Appliance DeliveryBelieve it or not, more people are buying appliances online. So much so that Warners’ Stellian dedicates sales associates exclusively to inquiries from online shoppers.

We get calls for appliances from New York to San Diego. Of course, we don’t send our crews out to deliver appliances in San Diego, but we do offer free shipping on appliance orders $1,999 and up.

So you can get free shipping (curbside delivery) on most appliance packages. If it’s in stock, you’ll get in within four to eight business days. And we’ll contact you by phone prior to delivery. Qualifying individual products display this  icon (below) on their product page, just in case.

Though this free shipping deal came about recently, we’ve offered free nationwide shipping on vacuums and accessory orders over $50 for a long time.

Warners’ Stellian’s new pet (vacuum): Dyson Animal

October 13, 2010

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When I read that the Dyson Animal vacuum was designed for pets, I became very excited (as part of our beefed up vacuum selection, Warners’ Stellian now sells Dyson vacuums), because

A) Pet vacuums offer legitimacy to my animals-with-appliances photo habit (see below right)

2) I know how difficult pet hair can be to remove from carpet and flooring.

(And from the vacuum itself, for that matter. However, the Dyson Animal’s cleaner head design allows scissors in to cut tangled hairs from the brush bar – genius!).

I used to clean a house where three dogs with short, thick hair lived. Cleaning the carpet required multiple vacuum passes, and hairs still stuck deep in the carpet fibers despite my best efforts. Why? Most bagged vacuums lose suction power as you use them.

But Dyson’s Root Cyclone technology always sucks with the same amount of suckiness (which is a lot). >>Read more

Plus, suction alone isn’t enough for stubborn pet hair.

To remedy this, Dyson’s engineers developed a brush bar that will dig into your carpet at speeds of up to 5,400 revolutions per minute without obstructing the airflow.

Dyson vacuum HEPA filters never need replacing, either, because they last a lifetime and were engineered to be easily cleaned at home.

Plus, there are no bags to buy and the Dyson’s bins empty from their bottom quickly and hygienically into your trash can with the pull of a trigger. Allergy and asthma sufferers will appreciate this, as well as the fact that Dyson vacuums are certified Asthma & Allergy Friendly by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

These upright vacuum cleaners are more expensive (we sell the Dyson Animal DC25 for $549.95, but it will last seven to 12 years, and saves the average customer $267 over five years.

For that money, you could add another pet to the family. We sure did :)

Water filtration vacuum: It really sucks

August 20, 2010

Yup, a water filtration vacuum cleaner.

You’ve heard of a HEPA filter vacuum. And bagless vacuum cleaners. But those all trap dust and particulate matter using air and manufactured materials.

One of our newest products, the ROTHO Twin TT Aquafilter is truly something I’ve never seen before.

German-made ROTHO (pronounced ROW-toe) traps allergens and dust in a water reservoir. It’s the coolest thing I’ve ever seen (even though the murky water in the reservoir gets pretty nasty…that’s a good thing, though!).

So pet owners and allergy sufferers especially can cash in on the investment in a water filter vacuum (innovation doesn’t come cheap — we sell this for $795).

Not only can you use it to dry vacuum carpets and floors, you avoid expense carpet and professional cleaning fees and wet-clean your own carpets, upholstery, mattresses and tile/bare floors with the spray-extraction system.

We ship the ROTHO water filter vacuum for free (all vacuums ship for free!)

Check out this video (for as long as it stays posted online):

Is your bagless vacuum bad for your health?

June 28, 2010

If you have a bagless vacuum, you’re probably familiar with the smell (or taste!) of dust when you empty the bin after vacuuming.

Probably when you’re knocking it against the side of the garbage can, trying to hold your breath? Gross, I know.

If you can smell that dust, it means you’re inhaling fine, lung-damaging particles, according to information released today by German appliance-maker Miele.

But, aside from that, bagless vacuums — even those with HEPA filters — can’t truly contain all the dust and dirt as well as a Miele.

From the release:

An independent laboratory confirmed that Miele vacuums capture and retain 99.99% of harmful pollutants – on average 21x better than the HEPA-filtered bagless rival. On average, the leading bagless HEPA-filtered vacuum emitted over 175,900 lung-damaging particles per minute during the test.

This isn’t the first time I’ve talked about my love for Miele vacuums. But truly, if air quality matters to you, you’ll appreciate Miele’s air-tight design. A spring-loaded collar locks shut when you remove Miele vacuum bags, trapping in particles and eliminating that dusty smell/taste — which means you and your kids aren’t breathing them in.

And perhaps this seems a tad dramatic, but what you’re breathing in (fine particulate matter) has been linked to bad health effects such as including chronic bronchitis and premature death, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

For families with children or elderly, sufferers of asthma and/or allergies or other health problems, a Miele vacuum is a sound investment. Plus, we ship all vacuums for free, and we also offer free shipping on accessories (bags and air filters) orders over $50.

>> see more information on Miele’s vacuum filtration study


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